Private jet charters will get you on the greens for your next golf getaway faster than conventional airlines. If that’s not enough to win you over, though, there are plenty of other charter jet benefits to consider for your next golf trip.
Benefits of Charter Jet Flights to Golfing Destinations
Just like there are no shortage of iconic golf courses to play, you’ll find no shortfall of reasons to love the ease and convenience of private jet flights when it comes to your next golf getaway – wherever in the world they may be.
Flexible charter jet scheduling if a golf lover’s dream. You are in charge of when the plane takes off and lands (with the exception of Mother Nature occasionally adding in her two cents).
For the most part you can take off and arrive when it’s most convenient for you – making tee time planning a snap.
Low Hassle Baggage
Another perk of private jet charter travel for golfers is that you get to skip the hassles of the baggage check in and claims process.
You don’t have to arrive at the airport several hours ahead of time to check your clubs and bags when flying on a private charter. Nor do you have to make your way through a sea of anxious people to pick up your bags and clubs once your private jet has landed.
Landing Location Options
Wider selection of landing options is another reason private aviation is so popular with golfers. Because private jets can land in more than 5,000 smaller U.S. airports, you can land much closer to your golf course of choice.
This means you don’t have a long commute once your flight lands if you’re golfing in more remote locations, such as Moore County Airport when golfing at Pinehurst in North Carolina.
Popular U.S. domestic golf destinations commonly traveled to by private jet charters include:
- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- Hilton Head, South Carolina
- Augusta, Georgia
- Monterey, California
- Palm Springs, California
- Orlando, Florida
- Scottsdale, Arizona
But you’re not limited to domestic golf destinations when you travel by private jet. Sooner or later, the die hard golfer will get the itch to travel to Scotland to play on one or more of the 600 courses in the country. Quite often the top of the bucket list is The Old Course at St. Andrews. “I fell in love with it the first day I played it. There’s just no other golf course that is even remotely close,” said golf legend Jack Nicklaus.
Bermuda is another golf-fan favorite, as it “ boasts the highest concentration of golf courses per square mile in the world.”
Fringed by the sea, with a stunning and diverse landscape, golfing in Ireland is a golfers paradise. Celebrity Caddyshack golfer Bill Murray says this about golfing in Ireland. “My favorite place to play golf is in Ireland. It’s the most beautiful country to play golf in.”
Charter Jet Logistics
Depending on the size of your group, you’ll find plenty of charter jet aircraft options to offer the best combination of seating and storage for luggage and golf equipment.
Broadly speaking, light jets generally seat between five and eight people. Midsize jets seat between six and nine. Super midsize jets carry seven to nine passengers, and heavy jets carry up to 16 passengers.
Private Jet Flights to Upcoming Golf Tournaments
Spring is in the air and that means golf tournaments are in the works. Whether you’re playing in the tournaments or traveling as a spectator, arriving by charter jet allows you to arrive in style.
Book a private jet charter to an upcoming golf tournament of interest, such as:
- Masters Tournament: April 6 through April 12 at Augusta
- The PLAYERS Championship: May 7 through May 10 at Sawgrass
- S. Open: June 18 through June 21 at Chambers Bay in Washington
- The Open Championship: July 16 through July 19 at St. Andrews GC (Old Course) in Fife, Scotland